A new glass facade redesigns a 1970s building in the continuous curtain wall that forms the access road to the Stazione Centrale.
Façade design - 2018/2020
Via Vittor Pisani consists of a group of buildings with extremely compact and rigorous facades, where modularity and perspective alignments of the fronts build the access in Piazza Duca d’Aosta.
The intervention is configured as a restoration and conservative restoration, and the principles that contribute to the design development are: confirmation of the tripartition of the building in the basement, body, crowning; application of a new metric of the building through a movement of the facade floors that react to light and perception in motion; maintenance of continuity with respect to the flows (porch on the ground floor) and alignments with neighboring buildings; masking of the existing parapet-beam system through the overlap of the new glass facade; modularity of the opaque elements and glazed elements. The ground floor of the building, in continuity with that of the adjacent buildings, has a triple height porticoed area where the main entrance is located.